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  GEOFF TATE TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM IN NOVEMBER
13th September 2012



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Geoff Tate will release a solo album on November 6th 2012 titled 'Kings & Thieves'. This will be Geoff's first solo album in more than a decade and his debut release for InsideOut Music since splitting with Queensrÿche.

However, Geoff did announce his new band earlier this month and it includes Rudy Sarzo, fomerly of Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot, Bobby Blotzer of Ratt and Glen Drover, formerly of Megadeth.

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The band will be called Queensrÿche which means that there will now be two Queensrÿches. Geoff tried to get his former band to stop using the Queensrÿche name after they sacked him but a judge ruled against him and stated the ruling meant both parties could use the name. Geoff slammed former colleages Michael Wilton, Scott Rockenfield and Eddie Jackson for having "no spark".

It is totally unclear at this stage whether 'Kings & Thieves' will be performed by the new Queensrÿche and whether it will contain the band's name.

The other Queensryche, the remaining three original members plus Parker Lundgren are working on new material with singer Todd La Torre. They play at Rock The Bay with Accept, Dokken and Michael Schenker Group on Texas on October 12, then at Snoqualme Casino, Washington, on October 27.

"My goal with this record was to make a solid rock album," says Geoff. "I wanted it to be an album that I could play live that would be both satisfying and fun, because, as a singer, you need to create a show that has a lot of dynamics to it and takes people on a ride."

Here's Geoff Tate's current tour dates, including a 7-date Canadian run with metal legend Alice Cooper. More dates are constantly being added.

09/14/12 - Temecula, CA @ Wiens Family Cellar
10/17/12 - Newton, NJ @ Newton Theatre
10/18/12 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club
10/19/12 - Rochester, NY @ The Montage Music Hall
10/20/12 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/21/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ JC's Washington House
10/23/12 - Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/24/12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
10/25/12 - Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
10/26/12 - Amityville, NY @ Ollie's
10/27/12 - Chesterfield, MI @ New York New York
10/28/12 - Akron, OH @ Ripper Owen's Tap House
10/29/12 - Akron, OH @ Ripper Owen's Tap House
10/31/12 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
11/01/12 - Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
11/02/12 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
11/03/12 - Boilingbrook, IL @ Tailgater's Grill
11/07/12 - Calgary, AB, Canada @ Southern Jubilee Auditorium (*with Alice Cooper)
11/08/12 - Saskatoon, SK, Canada @ TCU Place (*with Alice Cooper)
11/09/12 - Moose Jaw, SK, Canada @ Mosaic Place (*with Alice Cooper)
11/11/12 - Medicine Hat, AB, Canada @ Medicine Hat Arena (*with Alice Cooper)
11/13/12 - Dawson Creek, BC, Canada @ Encana Events Centre (*with Alice Cooper)
11/14/12 - Edmonton, AB, Canada @ Northern Jubilee Auditorium (*with Alice Cooper)
11/16/12 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (*with Alice Cooper)
11/21/12 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11/23/12 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/24/12 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/27/12 to 12/1/12 - Shiprocked


WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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